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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Yes, There Were 10 Good Things About 2021

Medea Benjamin Common Dreams
It was, indeed, a disastrous year, but we do have some reasons to cheer -- and if we could win victories in a year as bad as 2021, just think what we can accomplish in 2022. 

November 11 Armistice Day: Honor Peace Day

H. Patricia Hynes Portside
On Veterans Day November 11, peace groups across the country, reclaim the original intent of Armistice Day: peace among nations through seeking peaceful, effective alternatives to war.

Why Is U.S. Military Spending Increasing to New, Outlandish Levels?

Lawrence S. Wittner History News Network
Critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for U.S. education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the U.S. can’t afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the military.

Biden Deserves Credit, Not Blame, for Afghanistan

David Rothkopf The Atlantic
America’s longest war has been by any measure a costly failure, and the errors in managing the conflict deserve scrutiny in the years to come. But Joe Biden doesn’t “own” the mayhem on the ground right now.

Star Trek Versus Imperialist Doctrine

Yanis Varoufakis Project Syndicate
America’s liberal imperialist doctrine has been responsible for appalling carnage in Vietnam, Iraq, and Central America. America has also produced a liberal anti-imperialist doctrine, ensconced in a TV series that has captivated audiences since 1966

Let’s Get Those Boots Off the Ground

Brad Wolf and Patterson Deppen The Progressive
Since World War II, U.S. soldiers have been stationed on U.S. military bases around the globe. Today, there are around 750 such bases in some eighty countries and colonies.

Tidbits - Aug. 12, 2021 - Reader Comments: Covid Upsurge; Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered; Trump Planning Next Coup; Remembering Rich Trumka; Andrew Cuomo; Cuba; Ben & Jerry’s Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory; Resources, Announcements

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Reader Comments: Covid Upsurge; Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered; Trump Planning for Next Coup; Remembering Rich Trumka; Andrew Cuomo; Cuba; Ben & Jerry’s for Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory; Resources, Announcements; and more ...

Learn from the Forests - Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On August 6 and 9, people will commemorate the hundreds of thousands of Japanese people who died — crushed, vaporized, burned beyond recognition, poisoned by radiation — from the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945

Why Paul Robeson’s Voice Still Rings True Today

Tayo Aluko The Progressive
Those who desecrated the Capitol in January called themselves patriots. Millions supported them, including members of both Houses. This again reminded one of Robeson, because seventy-two years earlier, another angry mob might well have lynched him.
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